The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge

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The timeless classic of Hudson River lore:  On the Manhattan bank of the Hudson River, a small lighthouse--made of steel and painted bright red--proudly protects boats with his faithful beam. One day a great expanse of gray steel, which also shines a bright light into the fog and darkness, is built over it. The little red lighthouse feels insignificant and useless in comparison but soon learns that . . . small can be mighty! A portion of the sales from this book are donated to the Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse education and outreach programs.  By Hildegarde H. Smith, illustrated by Lynd Ward.

paperback; 64 pages, ages 4-7; reading level Preschool-3

The Hudson River is much more than a body of water. The Hudson has been the home for humans and hundreds of species of fish, birds, and plants for centuries. Our exhibition, Hudson Rising, reflects on how human activity has impacted the river and, in turn, how the river environment has shaped art, industrial development, commerce, tourism, and environmental awareness. On view March 1 – August 2, 2019.

Item Number: 7140

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